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Learn How Wallack's Pays Our Teachers

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How much does it pay to be a teacher at Wallack's?

The short answer: YOU decide!

There are five factors to consider when pricing a class:

  • Your teacher base payment
  • Wallack's portion of the final price
  • Number of Students in Attendance
  • Price per Admission
  • Advertisement Additives

Your Teacher Base Payment - YOU set it!

Sometimes you require a certain amount of "base payment". For example, you may say, "I will require at least $100 for this class to be worth my time and effort."

This base payment may include an hourly rate that you charge for planning, expenses that you incur when purchasing extra supplies that are not provided by Wallack's, or other fees.

It is up to you to decide whether or not to add on this fee, but keep in mind, it will impact the final price of tickets by making them more expensive.

If you decide to charge a base pay, try using the "Variable Artist Income" column in our chart below to see how much you might charge per class.

Wallack's portion of the final price

Wallack's will take 30% of the final class earnings, but no less than $100. Therefore, if there are not enough students in attendance, and the price of admission is low, you may not be able to make your entire base pay.

Number of Students in Attendance

The number of students in attendance is greatly determined by how well you market your class! Wallack's will take on a part of this job by spreading the word over social media, in-store signage and email marketing, but a significant effort is required by the teacher to ensure that students sign up.

You can only have a "goal" for how many students will join the class, but won't actually know the final number until the class has taken place.

It's best to set the price of the class with a minimum attendance goal in mind. If this goal isn't met, we can cancel the class or look into alternatives.

Price per Admission - YOU set it!

The price per admission is determined by the teacher before the class is released. Some factors that may determine this price would be:

  • Are supplies included in the price?
  • How long are the classes?
  • How in-depth will the class cover the topic? Or, will this be for beginners, or more advanced artists?
  • What age level will be in this class?
  • How many classes will run over the coarse of the event?

Use the "Variable Admission" column on our chart below to see how changing the price of the class can impact other outcomes.

Advertisement Additives

We want to see your class be a success! Part of getting there is how well you market your event.

There are opportunities to further your advertising efforts by:

  • Writing a blog about what will be covered in your class. This blog can be shared equally across both of our social channels and can highly increase the likelihood that local readers will attend your event.
  • Shooting a 30-second promotional video about your class and yourself. This video works particularly well when you plan to run more than one class.
  • Allowing for a full recording of your class to be shared on our YouTube channel. This can be used to promote your current or any upcoming classes you may want to hold.

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Are you curious how much you could make in a class? Try out our formula sheet by filling in any of the  Input Fields and see how the other factors adjust.

Keep in mind, you can only have a "goal" for how many students will join the class, but won't actually know the final number until the class has taken place.

We're excited for you to join our Teaching team!